Month: January 2018

The Important Role Leadership Has on an Organization’s Energy

An Organization’s Energy According to Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Brett Steenbarger, an organization’s energy is a measure of that organization’s health and culture. It is very easy to spot healthy, high energy groups. They are innovative, positive, enthusiastic, and express optimism about their work. These are also the types of environments …

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Influencing Employee Health and Wellness Through Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics- What is it? Professor Richard Thaler, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, explains behavioral economics as gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior by examining the flaws and biases that influence human decisions. Thaler believed, and proved through research, that having a better understanding of human behavior will make leading people to the …

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Angela Lee Nieves Featured in NCHEC News

NCHEC The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc, or NCHEC, is a professional health education credentialing body that works to define, verify, certify, and promote the role of health educators as a national standard primarily operating in the United States. Employer Spotlight Angela Lee Nieves, our Coach Program Manager here at Health Designs, was interviewed …

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Why Muscle Mass Is Important and How to Maintain It

Why is Muscle Mass Important? According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function is not only necessary for exercise, but also for the activities of everyday life. There is also evidence to prove that having strong, healthy muscles plays an important role in the prevention of chronic diseases. Unfortunately, …

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The Most Important HR Trend for 2018

Customer Experience and Employee Experience In their 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the Temkin Group explains the correlation between employee engagement and an organization’s success with customer experience. The report data shows companies that excel at customer experience have one-and-a-half times as many engaged employees as customer experience laggards do. This means the key is to …

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Health Screenings: Achieving and Measuring Success

Why Include Health Screenings? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation in its 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey, almost half of the United States non-elderly population is covered by employer-sponsored health insurance plans. This means employers are significantly invested in their employees’ health and wellness. By including health screenings as part of their wellness program, employers are empowering …

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Reinvent Your Office Space to Improve Productivity, Comfort and Health

The Impact of Office Space Many organizations are turning to open concept office spaces with fun amenities, such as Foosball tables or dartboards. However, those types of amenities do not increase the productivity, comfort, or health of employees. Therefore, they do not increase employee engagement as much as employers may think. According to this infographic …

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